Colleton County Fire-Rescue


14-June-2020 – MVC with entrapment and Air Evac – “C” Shift

Incident # 20-03923 – An adult female received multiple traumatic injuries in a single vehicle MVC in the 2500 block of Red Oak Road north of Cottageville Sunday afternoon 14-June at 13:41. The Chevrolet Colorado pickup was traveling north on Red Oak Road when it crossed into the southbound ditch and struck a stump. The vehicle became airborne and landed approximately 100 feet away in a front yard, flipping over at least three times. It came to rest on the passenger side. The female driver was wearing a seatbelt and was trapped in the wreckage. Firefighter-Paramedics entered the damaged vehicle and began treating the woman’s injuries while other crewmembers stabilized the vehicle with cribbing and the winch from a Fire-Rescue vehicle. Crews used Holmatro rescue tools to remove the roof and safely extricate the woman with full spinal precautions. The Meducare helicopter responded to the scene and landed in a field next to the accident. The patient was transferred directly to the flight crew who flew who her the Trauma Center at Trident Hospital in North Charleston. A small canine was found uninjured inside the truck. The dog was cared for by bystanders until the extrication was completed, then turned over to family members who arrived at the scene. The SC Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

Engine 9, Engine 36, Rescue 1 and Car 112 responded. Captain Ethan Sheider served as Incident Commander.